Monthly Archives: January 2017

Charamba Bid To Distance Mnangagwa From Gukurahundi

Radio VOP By Sij Ncube 31 January 2017 Harare, January 31, 2017 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba is working overtime in a desperate bid to assist Vice President Emmerson Mngangwa’s presidential succession bid in the faction-riddled party Zanu PF leader, analysts say. Mugabe’s party is sharply divided into two distinct camps, Lacoste – […]

Nathaniel Manheru attacks The Struggle Continues in the Herald

The Herald By Nathaniel Manheru 28 January 2017 Web administrator’s note: Nathaniel Manheru is thought to be George Charamba, President Mugabe’s spokesman and a vigorous supporter of VP Mnangagwa. He writes a weekly comment in The Herald from which this diatribe was extracted. Coltart who wrote Late last year, one David Coltart released a book […]

David Coltart’s question and answer session with the Financial Gazette regarding education in Zimbabwe

Financial Gazette By Njabulo Ncube 26 January 2017 THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education continues to raise the ire of parents and guardians chiefly because of the controversial policies being introduced by its head, Lazarus Dokora. This week the Financial Gazette correspondent Njabulo Ncube (NN) sought the views of former education minister, David Coltart […]

How many more rigged elections and murders will it take for Madhuku to finally accept we need reforms

Bulawayo 24 News 22 January 2017 By Patrick Guramatunhu “We cannot say anything other than condemn those who are resorting to violence and we only hope our plea will convert them because it does not help our democracy,” said Professor Madhuku. He was reacting to the story of the beating of his NCA Bikita West […]

Kirsty Coventry happy with swimming development in Zim

Newsday 21 January 2017 By Sakheleni Nxumalo LEGENDARY Zimbabwean swimmer, Kirsty Coventry says she is encouraged by efforts to develop the sport at grassroots level and feels vindicated for choosing to return home after her retirement. Coventry was in Bulawayo yesterday, where she was the guest of honour at the official opening of Petra High […]

Mnangagwa challenged to ‘come clean’

Daily News 18 January 2017 By Jeffrey Muvundusi Former Education minister David Coltart has waded into Zanu PF’s deadly tribal, factional and succession wars, becoming the latest prominent figure to challenge Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “come clean” on his mooted presidential aspirations. This comes as Zanu PF’s two major factions have been savaging each […]

“We Are Capable Of Transforming Zimbabwe ” – David Coltart, Former Zimbabwean Senator

The Hardy Report Along with Spotlight Zimbabwe 16 January 2017 This is the link to the interview done by Edward Hardy in London at Garden Court Chambers on the afternoon of Tuesday the 1st November 2016.

“Barbourfields Stadium must be named after Lookout Masuku no matter what”- commentator

Bulawayo News 24 By Stephen Jakes 16 January 2017 A political commentator and leader of the Zimbabwe Communist Party Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena has insisted that Barbourfields Stadium must be named after the late Zipra Commander Lookout Masuku following Bulawayo City Councillors’ reneging to do so as they opposed the change of historical names but only […]

Overzealous traffic cops not good for tourism

Newsday January 16, 2017 By Jeff Dick I have not written to the newspaper in the 70 years that I have lived in this country. However, I have lost my patience and sense of humour! We recently had my daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren visit us over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. It was […]

Government slams critics over new curriculum

Bulawayo 24 News 15 January 2017 THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education says implementation of the new curriculum has been smooth so far with no challenges reported from schools, amid criticism from some individuals and teacher organisations that the process was rushed. Implementation of the curriculum started on Tuesday last week when schools opened […]